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1980
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1969
1
1962
2
1961
3
1956
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1955
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animation
2
Betty Boop
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cartoon
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humor
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16mm Film
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1950s
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max fleischer
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ben frye
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encyclopedia britannica films, inc.
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fleischer studios
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frank capra productions
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handy (jam) organization
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English
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Ephemeral Films
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10,621
ITEMS
14.7M
VIEWS
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Ephemeral films are non-fiction films usually made for educational, industrial, or promotional purposes. The two classic ephemeral film collections found on the Archive are the Prelinger Archives and AV Geeks. In addition to these classic collections, you may view guidance films from the post-World War II British government, drive-in movie intermission ads, and videos documenting the history of San Francisco from 1906 to the early 21st Century. Many of these films are available for free...
A/V Geeks
by Frank Capra Productions
movies
eye 59,436
favorite 97
comment 7
From the description in Rick Prelinger's Field Guide to Sponsored Films: Popular scientific film directed by Frank Capra that launched the Bell System Science series. Combining animation and live action, Our Mr. Sun uses a scientist-writer team to present information about the sun and its importance to humankind. NOTE: Produced in Technicolor, the film was originally telecast in 1956 and 1957 to 9 million homes; some 600 16mm prints were distributed to schools and community organizations...
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Topics: sun, bell science series, science, animation
Educational Films
by Hartley Productions, New York. [from old catalog]
movies
eye 67,110
favorite 133
comment 4
Discusses the philosophy of Zen Buddhism. Shows how Buddhist chants synchronized with striking psychedelic pictures, turn the mind inward and induce a state of meditation which is basic to Zen teaching. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Discusses the philosophy of Zen Buddhism. Depicts how Buddhist chants, synchronized with striking psychedelic pictures, turn the mind inward and induce a state of meditation which is basic to Zen...
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Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Zen Buddhism, Buddhist chants, Philosophy, Meditation
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Max Fleischer
movies
eye 121,912
favorite 33
comment 10
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Topics: Betty Boop, cartoon, humor
Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
by Max Fleischer
movies
eye 78,358
favorite 26
comment 6
A newspaper man interviews Fleischer who animates Betty and then goes into a retrospective of past episodes. Interesting to see Betty interact with real life characters.
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Topics: Betty Boop, cartoon, humor
Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 14,378
favorite 15
comment 1
Red Haired Riot (Burlesque, & Other Burlesque Strippers) [Program 1] RED-HEAD RIOT; NORA THE QUIVERING TORSO; Sensational SANDRA STORM In Action; THE DANCE OF DESIRE; BETTY HOWARD "The Girl With Everything" in "MOONLIGHT MADNESS"; BETTY ROWLAND "Burlesque's Ball of Fire"; GEORGIA SOTHERN in her dance from the "Star and Garter"; DANCE OF THE DOVES starring ROSITA ROYCE (may be late 1930s); CHINESE JOY DANCE starring NOEL TOY (with NYC's Folies Bergere...
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Short Format Films
by KingWaylon - King of Vintage
movies
eye 27,464
favorite 27
comment 2
More from those burlesque days.
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Topic: Stripper - Strippers - Stag - Burlesque
Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 133,103
favorite 83
comment 8
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topic: need meta
Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 132,374
favorite 103
comment 12
A burlesque short starring Amalia Aguilar. Part of "Joe Bonica presents the Movie of the Month" nudie film series.
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Topic: Burlesque
Educational Films
by Hudlin, Warrington; Black Filmmaker Foundation
movies
eye 242
favorite 5
comment 0
Directed and produced by Warrington Hudlin
Topics: Capoeira (Dance), Capoeira (Dance)
Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 42,540
favorite 38
comment 4
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 18,116
favorite 34
comment 3
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Animation Shorts
movies
eye 33,300
favorite 17
comment 2
You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
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Topic: animation
Animation Shorts
movies
eye 11,764
favorite 10
comment 2
A successful general returns home from battle to live in luxury. He drinks, stops practicing his skills and leaves his weapons to rust. He is arrogant and self-assured. When the enemy once again attacks he finds himself unable to defend himself or the country. Subtitles: VobSub (Chinese Simplified & Traditional) English (by Philip Jägenstedt)
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Topics: china, animation
Animation Shorts
by Fleischer Studios
movies
eye 31,691
favorite 47
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A Fleischer cartoon in the Color Classics series. Plot taken from IMDb: Honeymooning couples of various animal species take a rocket ship excursion to the moon. Spectacular lunar scenery.
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Topic: Fleischer Studios
Animation Shorts
movies
eye 3,015
favorite 4
comment 0
3D animation of an interpretive dance. Animation was created in Blender. Xvid encoded avi. Audio is by author as well. This work is copyrighted. All rights reserved. For more about the author's works, go to www.artofinterpretation.com. To learn more about Blender, go to www.blender.org.
Animation Shorts
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1,167
ITEMS
24.5M
VIEWS
collection
eye 24.5M
This collection contains short format cartoons and animation (full length animated movies can be found in the Feature Films section).
Animation Shorts
by Paramount Pictures
movies
eye 1.5M
favorite 68
comment 13
Popeye and Bluto are both running for president. They are tied with exactly the same number of votes, but Miss Olive Oyl has yet to cast her ballot. Which candidate will be able to impress her the most and earn her precious vote?
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Topics: Classic cartoon, 1950s, Popeye
Prelinger Archives
by MPO Television Films, Inc.
movies
eye 48,894
favorite 172
comment 21
General Motors 1961 Motorama film presenting new cars, appliances and futuristic ideas at their most banal.
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Topics: Futurism, Automobiles: Advertising, Houses and homes: Kitchens
Prelinger Archives
by Sid Davis
movies
eye 342,050
favorite 207
comment 119
Anti-homosexual film targeted at teenage boys, urging them to avoid encounters with potential molesters.
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Topics: Homosexualities, Crime and criminals (Molestation), Los Angeles
Prelinger Archives
by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 25,990
favorite 88
comment 5
Expansive tribute to the "Woman American," her thrifty purchasing habits, and the American system of mass production.
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Topics: Consumerism, Gender roles, Families: 1960s
Prelinger Archives
by Encyclopedia Britannica Films, Inc.
movies
eye 1.8M
favorite 81
comment 4
Produced by Encyclopedia Britannica Films, Inc., in collaboration with Stewart A. Koser, Ph.D, Department of Bacteriology and Parasitology, the University of Chicago, Warren Everote, Producer. 0595 PA8087 Bacteria: Friend and Foe
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Topics: Motion Pictures: In Education, Science, Health and Hygiene
Feature Films
by Ben Frye
movies
eye 166,446
favorite 109
comment 15
Musical variety show filmed at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York City featuring a cast of popular African-American performers: Willie Bryant, Freddie Robinson, Lionel Hampton, Count Basie, Faye Adams, Bill Bailey, Herb Jeffries, Amos Milburn, Sarah Vaughan, Nipsey Russell, Big Joe Turner, Martha Davis, Little Buck, Nat 'King' Cole, Mantan Moreland, Cab Calloway and Ruth Brown. You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
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Topic: musical
Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 170,489
favorite 92
comment 7
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Community Video
by Knowledge Environments, Inc. & Dario da Silva
movies
eye 8,325
favorite 2
comment 0
In this episode you will learn the hook (gancho). Dario's Tango Guide is a video series to help improve your tango dancing. 
Topics: tango, tango guide, dario da silva, tango instruction, argentine tango, tango lessons